OMPHALOS - AN ATTEMPT TO UNTIE THE GEOLOGICAL KNOT BY PHILIP HENRY GOSSE, F.R.S. WITH FIFTY-SIX ILLUSTRATIONS ON WOOD. LONDON JOHN VAN VOORST ; PATERNOSTER ROW 1857 BOOK DESCRIPTION: navy publisher's cloth, glit. viii 376pp, adverts. CONDITION: VERY GOOD+. The covers have some very minor shelf wear, but the binding is tight and bright. No ink names internally. A name in light pencil on free endpaper, and a few other marks in light pencil. No foxing. Some browning to title page and last leaf, but otherwise generally very clean. An excellent copy of a scarce 1st edition, which is particularly hard to find in original cloth. It seems that only 600 copies of the first issue were sold before the title page was re-set (to include the word CREATION" to make the book's subject clearer) Philip Henry Gosse (1810 –1888) was an English naturalist and popularizer of natural science We are selling an entire first and early edition collection of Darwin and other Victorian naturalist. in many cases we have several copies of the same Darwin titles in similar condtion, including presentation copies. Please ask for a complete catalogue.